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Dr. James DeStephens believes that the troubles many have with weight-loss programs aren't physical. They're mental. According to the doctor, most people who plan to lose 50 pounds or more fail completely, and among those who succeed, even fewer keep it off for more than a year. He asserts that this is an issue of motivation: people are often inspired to lose weight by a momentous event such as a high-school reunion or a surprise invitation to compete in the Olympics, but as time passes, that motivation wanes. In order to bridge this schism in the journey to better health, Dr. DeStephens has devised a weight-loss plan that's centered on motivational psychology. When clients first begin the program, they work with the doctor to create a future vision of themselves that will inspire them in moments of doubt. They are also taught how to journal, which ensures that they keep accountability for their actions. In addition to mental maintenance, the program also instills good dietary habits that incorporate fresh, nourishing food from the grocery store instead of frozen meals. By combining such practices, Dr. DeStephens helps clients create a dream that they are willing to fight for.
Meanwhile, the doctor combines his knowledge with that of other experts to target aesthetic issues, clearing the skin of everything from unwanted hair and cellulite to wrinkles and age spots. Using combinations of pulsed light and radiofrequency treatments, the staff helps reduce the appearance of sagging jowls by tightening the skin and stimulating collagen. They also non-surgically pare down physiques and pull from a slate of dermal fillers and rolling pins to smooth away wrinkles. During anti-aging services, the doctor combines traditional medicine with newfound treatments, analyzing blood for deficiencies before customizing a medley of hormone treatments to return bodies to their more vigorous selves.
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